Thursday, September 4

(G)RAINY DAY


The past week has been filled with rain and shine, you're either running to the nearest shelter or dying to get into the air-conditioned malls. Just my luck that it was a rainy day, don't get me wrong, I love the rain. Especially when I'm snuggled in bed, it's perfect. A rare occasion that I'm in sandals without platforms, and for me to actually get a pair means I really like every aspect of this beaut. So thankful I wore them out instead of my suede boots which will get ruined with water stains. This outfit wasn't inspired by the 70's punk era I swear. The union jack, leather and plaid were a coincidence. And just my two cents but I think every closet should have one good denim. Be it jeans, a jacket or overalls, the versatility of denim is endless. I should probably do up an entry on different outfits for different kinds of denim. 

Wearing: Zara oversized denim jacket, Nasty Gal crop and plaid skorts, Lovisa jewelry, Charles & Keith sandals, Accessorize bag, Marc Jacobs watch. Photos by Dan.

xx


Saturday, August 30

BACKYARD FRIENDS

wearing: American Apparel watermelon briefs, Windsor Smith platforms. Photos by Dan.

How is it that August is almost over? Someone help me understand. 
Really enjoying the weekend, relaxing at home and still putting together the videos from NYC/California. I've started working again and saving 
up for new adventures. Greece, Bali, Rome, top 3 on my list (for now). My thirst for travel and getting new inspiration are hard keeping up with, 
sometimes I find it hard to keep up with myself. Does that even make sense? I've been wanting to go to a resort or some sort, soak up the sun and drink all kinds of juices they have to offer. Not to mention the sunsets, watching the sun drown into the horizon, its hypnotizing, I'm telling ya. 

xx


Sunday, August 24

LA FLEUR


Last outfit post from California (cries). But not forgetting that I still have many other non outfit related posts queued up, including the video diary of my documented adventures. Also working on blogging every week, even though I feel like I have been the busiest ever since I got back. This entire trip brought out a whole new person in me. Take waking up early, for instance. I am so not a morning person, I'd give breakfasts a miss and eat lunch when it is almost 3 hours to dinner. Another huge lesson I learnt was not giving a single care towards trivial matters. I used to care so much about people's lives and opinions, how my actions would affect them and by them meaning people I don't even talk to. I was so bothered about almost everything till it became unhealthy.

All these changed slowly during the trip. I'm so blessed to have the most understanding Uncle, he taught me many life lessons that is truly beneficial for me. I talked to him about what I was bothered by and he told me, "You're making yourself your own victim". I don't know why but I just woke up. I came to a realisation that I don't need to be sweating on the small stuff when I can be just, happy. Ever since then, I dropped all aspects of irrelevance from my life and I have no idea how to tell you this, but I felt so much lighter and happier. I appreciate the people I care about even more than I did before. I feel like I am more focused on the things I want to achieve rather than splitting the attention on distractions that don't matter at all. And to top it off, I am now a morning person (yay). No needed explanation for this because I just make it a habit to go to bed early.

I've not written my thoughts for a really long time and now that I finally did, I truly hope that you will be happier by cutting off unnecessary matters. Drive that attention to something that brings you joy, be it baking or reading, whatever that calls out to you, baby steps!

Wearing: Papaya romper, Urban Outfitters sunnies, Windsor Smith shoes. Photos by Dan.

x


Monday, August 18

PLAID UP


 Hi sis, I know you're reading this now and I stole this plaid shirt from you 3 years ago *wink
Just a quick update: dropped by IKEA yesterday to pick up a few items for my room, which is in a very bad state now from all the packing and clearing out. Threw on my oldest yet most comfy pair of boots, the condition of it is so bad now that I'm really thinking of getting another pair. It was my busiest day since I returned home but it felt good being productive all day. Heading out to an interview in an hour and then meeting up with friends in the evening for burgers. I should really get going because the last thing I want would be turning up late. 

Wearing: Sister's plaid shirt, Bangkok top, Cotton On shorts, Zara boots, Asos Sunnies.

x


Wednesday, August 13

CALIFORNIA: BAY


These photos were snapped 2 days before I left the States, definitely having post California/New York withdrawals from looking back at the adventures I had from May till last week. Will definitely do up videos of my travel diaries, but it's gonna take me awhile because I have over a 100 (I'm not even kidding) videos that I shot. Missing my family, the weather, the atmosphere, the barbeques in the backyard, driving 45 minutes just to get  the best tacos, not forgetting In-N-Out, oh the list will go on and on. I feel so blessed to be able to have Dan with me during this time, for him to meet the people I keep close to my heart. We have been on 4 trips together and this is the most memorable one yet, I may just have a post about us two or maybe not? Have a lovely week ahead!






wearing: Zara crop top, Urban Outfitters suspender skirt, Marc Jacobs watch, Windsor Smith slides. Photos by Dan.
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Saturday, August 9

DIY: SMOOTHIES


Back here again after a full week's rest from the horrible jet lag! Body clock has adjusted back to the time zone but not for the nut case weather... please save me from this humidity. Thought that today's blog content seemed so appropriate for this weather. Well, let's start beating this heat with homemade smoothies shall we? 


What I made:

-Banana Nutella Smoothie
- Oreo Mix Smoothie


3 no-brainer steps: Dump whatever you want in your smoothie into the blender, add ice cubes, milk and you're good to go.

For the Banana Nutella smoothie, the name pretty much makes up the drink. I added 1 banana and 1½ tablespoons of Nutella, ice and milk.

As for the Oreo Mix, the name came about only because Dan got really excited and started adding all his favourite treats into the blender. I was surprised that it turned out really yummy. 

Ingredients: 1 banana, 4 Oreos, 4 Jet-Puffed marshmallows, 1 tablespoon of Nutella, ice and milk.

Also, take note that ice affects the consistency of your smoothie! The more ice, the chunkier. Don't be afraid to mix whatever you like, I mean there's no fixed recipe for a smoothie so get creative and...

B-L-E-N-D!



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Tuesday, July 29

TO THE CITY


Guilty again, for using my frappuccino as part of my outfit accessory. (oops) Anyway, as mentioned in the previous post, I took the bart up to San Francisco with Dan. We started off our journey from Union Square and ended off at Pier 39, with the help of our map of course. The walk was a really long one, from Union Square, to Chinatown, North Beach, Washington Square, Lombard, Chestnut, Bay and finally Fisherman's Wharf/Pier 39. I managed to sit on the San Francisco carousel after all these years, I couldn't be any happier at that moment. The excitement of choosing which painted pony or dragon I wanted, I felt like a kid all over again. I know I keep going on about how this summer is turning out so great for me, but 
it just is. I feel so lucky to be able to travel and spend quality time with the people I love.

wearing: Nathalie Du Pasquier for American Apparel babydoll dress, American Apparel socks, Converse sneakers, Night market tote. Photos by Dan.

Have a smacking summer!

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Sunday, July 27

LACMA, LA


Spent my last day in Los Angeles at LACMA, just had to come back during the day time. I've been travelling so much this summer. From New York, to San Francisco, to Yosemite, to Santa Cruz to LA and back here and there. For those who've seen my IG, I went back to SF for a day yesterday. Took a bart to the city with Dan and the rest of the day's details shall be in another post! 

wearing: Zara jacket, ILBV satin top, American Apparel Skirt, Lovisa Jewelry, Topshop boots.

xx

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